Green tea can be a great beverage to add to your healthy diet.
Green tea is one of the best things you can drink if you're concerned with health and weight control. Alternative health specialists have known this for years, but now science confirms that an ingredient in green tea may promote fat loss and weight loss.
Here are the stats on this tea as a dietary supplement:
Disease Prevention and Management; fat loss
4 cups of tea per day, or 690 mg catechins per day
Need another healthy reason to drink green tea? Aside from fighting heart disease, cancer, and other diseases, a new study shows that drinking green tea may also fight fat.
Black tea, oolong tea, and green tea all come from the same plant: Camellia sinensis. Green tea leaves simply are not fermented before steaming and drying.
Most teas, including the three mentioned above, contain large amounts of polyphenols, which are plant-based substances that have been shown to have antioxidant, anticancer, and antiviral properties. However, as noted above, green tea is particularly rich in the type of polyphenols called catechins. These substances have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties, but recent research in animals show that catechins may also affect body fat accumulation and cholesterol levels.